Hospitality furniture is designed and fabricated for public and social interchange and includes lounge seating, restaurant chairs and tables, lobby seating, and reception desks. Hospitality furniture accommodates a broad range of users and uses. Consequently, accessibility, durability, and flexibility are important criteria to consider in design.
Restaurant Dining Tables and Chairs
Restaurant furnishings are components of hospitality furniture. Despite specific characteristics and features of the tables and chairs used in restaurants and lobbies, overall dimensions are often based on industry standards:5
■ The standard height of dining tables is 29 inches (73.6 cm).
■ The standard table-width dimension for restaurant dining per individual adult is 24 inches (62 cm).
■ The standard seat pan height of mass-produced dining chairs for Western markets is 17 inches (42.2 cm).
Small dining tables occasionally may need to accommodate larger gatherings. With all tables at standard sizes, they can be rearranged as needed to form space for larger groups.